Earth Day is a day where we are supposed to learn about our environment and how we can help protect and save it for other people to enjoy. There are many ways you can teach your kids about Earth day to help them better understand what it means to give back to the community. One of these ways is by having your child play some games that relate to Earth Day and how to help the Earth. Here are three really good ideas if you are looking for some Earth Day games for your kids.
You can have your children go on an Earth Day scavenger hunt to teach them about cleaning up the environment. All you will need is some bags, gloves and some sanitizing lotion for their hands. Have your children go around outside collecting items that are not found in nature and items that should not be found in nature. This can include things like pop cans, bottles, wrappers and any other trash items that are laying around. Have the children collect them and put them into bags separating out the recycling from the trash. You can do this just about anywhere and use just about anything around to teach them about the importance of maintaining a clean environment. By separating the items into trash and possible recycled items, it will help them learn what items are able to be recycled and why it is important to recycle items. You can also tell them about items that are made from recycled products and explain that recycling is just one way to help clean our environment and make it better looking. This is a great game for any child who needs to understand about the environment and why it is important to clean up the Earth. This game can be done also by giving a prize to the child who collects the most trash and recyclable items.
Another game your child can do for Earth Day is an Earth Day memory game. You can get some index cards and have items on them that can be recycled and items that are made from recycled products. Take the index cards and make two of each item you wish to put on the card and then have your children try to match the two alike cards. Every time the child gets one match they get to go again and then when they incorrectly match two cards the next child gets to go. You can use items like toilet paper, rubber, milk jugs and all other items that are able to be recycled for this game. The memory match game using items that can be recycled will help teach your child about the specific items that we should be recycling and why it is important to recycle. The memory match game is a great way to teach a child of any age about the environment and about reusing products to make new products. This game is great for Earth Day activities because it allows your child to see what types of things they use everyday and how much of it is able to be recycled.
You can also have an Earth Day game for your children that is centered around collecting items from home. Have your children gather materials from home that are recyclable such as milk jugs, juice cartons, egg cartons and anything else they can think of. You can write out a checklist for your children with items they should be looking for and tell them to gather them into a paper bag. At the end of the week, have your children bring in their bag from home with the recyclable products and have them explain where the items came from and how they can be recycled. This is a great game for your children for Earth Day because it helps them understand just how many items can be recycled by gathering items from their own home. This is also a good way to get the mom or dad involved in the games with their child and have them help them search for recyclable items around the home. The child with the most recyclable items from home can get a prize such as some gift bags filled with stickers or something relating to Earth Day. This is a good game because it is done primarily outside of school and it will show the children how easy it is to find items that can be recycled and it will get them in the habit of trying to recycle in their own environment. This is a good Earth Day game for a child who is 7 years old or older because they will be more likely to understand the various items throughout their home that are able to be recycled.